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our auditor to come up to present to you this morning. >> good morning. my name is david, and we are your auditors. i want to recognize the manager from the engagement who conducted most of the oversight and supervision. we are here to present the completion of the 2010 audited financial statements. we produced two documents as a result of our audit. we have a short report to the board, which is a summary of our results. financial statements contain both a financial and compliance audit. the financial audit on page one shows our opinion, expresses an
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unqualified opinion, which is the highest level of assurance we can provide as your auditors. basically, it just means the financial information that management has put together is in compliance with the generally accepted accounting principles. the second half of the document contains the single audit which is your federal awards. we are happy to report there were no findings, exceptions. quickly moving to the report to the board, which is our summary of the audit. there are three things that i could point out in the letter. in the second paragraph, we talk about no new policies or practices adopted during the year. that means no changes in the consistency. there is another paragraph that talks about difficulty of standards. we are happy to report that everything went smoothly and as planned.
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finally, there were no audit adjustments during our process, which is a good indicator that management did an excellent job closing the books and prepare for the audit. we are happy with the results and there were no exceptions or findings to report. director ford: questions of the board? director ortiz: motion to approve the audit. director ford: no need for action on this item. i would like to commend the staff, the executive director, as well as staff, for doing your diligence. thank you very much. next item. >> item 9. approving an agreement among the tjpa, ac transit, and linc facility services for ac transit passenger access to restrooms in the temporary terminal.
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>> i wanted to acknowledge that ken from ac transit is here. he worked closely with the transbay joint powers authority since our inception. in fact, before the authority was created. on behalf of the authority, i want to thank him for his support, his excellent work, guidance over the years, helping us to get to where we are today. he was an and valuable partner to the project, committed to the project. it is my understanding that he has retired as general counsel. i just want to thank him for everything. now i would like to have emilio cruz present. i believe this was the last thing he signed for the tjpa. >> good morning, mr. director,
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members of the board. program manager. we would like to present to you a plan for restroom operations for the temperature terminal. as a background, phase one of construction began on november 1 of 2008. went into operations in 2010. the opera to accommodate a move up from the building so demolition could begin. it covered approximately 62% of the site because of the existing ramps that needed to be demolished. there is a drawing showing when phase one went into operation and the old east loop ramps in existence. once we close to that, we were able to demolish those grants and start construction of phase two. that began september 20, 2010 and operations began december 11 of the same year.
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operations accommodated 18 buses within sight and laid out three crosswalks. the site is visibly open and easier to monitor now that the construction activities are completed. here is a photograph of what operations look like to date. the site plan here shows the location of the proposed to restrooms, that is in the center of the site. more specifically, there is a layout of where the restrooms would be. these would be available for all transit riders. sides would be posted only to transit riders using the terminal. any passenger using our facility would be able to use the restrooms. operations would be monday through friday 7:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m. the restrooms will be key controlled by on site personnel. linc is our property manager. they will implement a secure
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system so that the restrooms remain secure in the event of a locked or lost keys. the doors will be self-locking, so after someone is done using it, the facility will lock itself, only accessible with the key. if there is someone in the restroom and they are in need of help, they will be able to call out and the sound will be able to carry through the doors. and next to a security camera will be added to our current system that will monitor the entrances to the restrooms to ensure there is no one that is hanging around the front. security personnel will be able to monitor that visually and through the camera system. security, janitorial maintenance, and repairs will be the responsibility of linkec as part of their agreement with the
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tjpa. linc shall be responsible for indemnifying the tjpa or ac transit for the cost of passengers using restaurants. if the agreement is approved, our next of would be to implement the order and installation of security camera systems. the implementation, fabrication, and installation of new doors. restrooms should be operational by march 4 meeting. director ford: questions? director ortiz: an ac transit representative, when the temporary terminal opened, there was a lot of criticism about the lack of that term. i want to thank rare for fighting a solution. motion to approve. director ford: public comment? no members of the public have
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addressed -- >> no members of the public wish to speak to you today. director ford: all those in favor? opposed? the motion carries. >> moving into item 10. approving a resolution supporting child care centers in caltrans transfer parcels 5, 6/7, and f. >> emilio cruz will also present on this item. >> as part of the redevelopment of the plan for the transbay zone, we will be adding 206 new homes to the neighborhood. we recognize this will add to the demand for child care within the city and county of san francisco. the resolution before you today recognizes that need and sets out a plan to help create the opportunity for child care within the area. under the resolution, we would
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require, in the disposition of development agreements, four blocks 4, 5, 6 and 7, and ask, that the developer in food in their proposal an area for child care centers that are consistent with all required state and local laws for child care facilities. we would work with the city and county of san francisco, and if the department of youth and families commit irrevocably future impact fees from section 4 of 14 from the planning code for construction of said child care centers, then we would use those funds for the construction of the child care facility. what is important in the resolution is we recognize the funding for our work is still ongoing and planned. the resolution before you is a resolution to work toward planning and helping to create an opportunity but does not
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obligate the tjpa funding for that use. in fact, the construction cost would be covered by the impact fees and would require that any use cover 100% market rate rent so that the developer, when they propose to us, proposes a full market proposal for the land itself. we would work with the developer, the city, and communities to identify child care operators and inappropriate business plan to cover the 100% market rent. if we were unsuccessful in identifying a child-care operator and business plan by one year's time after receipt of occupancy permit for that building, then at that point, the developer would be allowed to put that used to retail and convert, accordingly. director ford: director cohen? director cohen: is there a reason we did not look at putting this in the terminal?
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>> we looked at a number of technical reasons. as i referenced, there are specific laws and code requirements that relate to child care facilities. primarily, direct access to open space. secondarily, as it relates to emergency egress in the case of fire. we did look at the building itself. it did require a change in vertical circulation because we needed to create independent, vertical emergency egress for the child care center. we looked at including in the same article core plant in the building but still found we would need to widen and separate them because of the way the code is written. as it related to the use on the park itself, there was consideration for flexibility that would create an opportunity where the open space would be dedicated to the child care center during the
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operational use of the center, and then flip to public use. we received some public indication that that is less desirable for operators, because if there is a public use, they are responsible for making sure the public did not leave anything behind that would be dangerous for the children. secondly, they desire for -- that the child care center operate more than typical hours. if that was the case, the open space would end up being dedicated to the chalk pericenter longer and less available to the public. we spend consume -- a considerable amount of time looking at it. because of the code requirements, because of the change of vertical circulation requirements, and access to the open space requirement, we do not recommend this. the last piece was of issue. we did receive an issue
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indication from the fire department that they would prefer not to have child care centers on anything other than the ground floor because of the emergency access issue. while they acknowledge they have previously permitted child care centers not on the ground floor, they have also acknowledged that it causes a problem for them and they would prefer us not to do such. we have parcels 5, 6, 7, and f still in front of us. we would recommend keeping the facility outside of the transit center. director cohen: that is helpful. director ford: all those in favor say aye? post? >> item 10 is approved. no members of the public have indicated they want to address you on that item. item 11 is approving the minutes of the december 9, 2010 meeting. director ford: moved by director
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lloyd. seconded by director cohen. all those in favor? >> that concludes the items on the agenda today. director ford: thank you very much, madame secretary. that concludes our meeting for january 13. >> the public wants to access particular information about your house or neighborhood we point them to gis. gis is a combination of maps and
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data. not a graphic you see on a screen. you get the traffic for the streets the number of crimes for a police district in a period of time. if the idea of combining the different layerce of information and stacking them on top of each other to present to the public. >> other types of gis are web based mapping systems. like google earth, yahoo maps. microsoft. those are examples of on line mapping systems that can be used to find businesses or get driving directions or check on traffic conditions. all digital maps. >> gis is used in the city of san francisco to better support what departments do. >> you imagine all the various elements of a city including
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parcels and the critical infrastructure where the storm drains are. the city access like the traffic lights and fire hydrants. anything you is represent in a geo graphic space with be stored for retrieval and analysis. >> the department of public works they maintain what goes on in the right-of-way, looking to dig up the streets to put in a pipe. with the permit. with mapping you click on the map, click on the street and up will come up the nchgz that will help them make a decision. currently available is sf parcel the assessor's application. you can go to the assessor's website and bring up a map of
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san francisco you can search by address and get information about any place in san francisco. you can search by address and find incidents of crime in san francisco in the last 90 days. we have [inaudible] which allows you to click on a map and get nchldz like your supervisor or who your supervisor is. the nearest public facility. and through the sf applications we support from the mayor's office of neighborhood services. you can drill down in the neighborhood and get where the newest hospital or police or fire station. >> we are positive about gis not only people access it in the office but from home because we
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use the internet. what we used to do was carry the large maps and it took a long time to find the information. >> it saves the city time and money. you are not taking up the time of a particular employee at the assessor's office. you might be doing things more efficient. >> they have it ready to go and say, this is what i want. >> they are finding the same things happening on the phone where people call in and ask, how do i find this information? we say, go to this website and they go and get the information easily. >> a picture tells a thousand stories. some say a map
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